14. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions

I am so thankful I have my jobs and don’t have to do auditions. Whew! If either group folds, you can bet I will just search out more students: I don’t have it in me now to do auditions.

Audition.

The word can unleash terror in performers of all kinds, but perhaps none more than musicians seeking to fill scarce symphony orchestra openings.

A fudged note, a slack attack, a harsh tone, a hint of hesitancy, a sagging pitch — any of these could spell the end to a job prospect.

RTWT

02. July 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions
The Pacific Symphony announces auditions for Second Oboe.

Resume Date: 08/05/2014
Audition Date: 09/06/2014

You may apply online at www.pacificsymphony.org or by mail to Auditions c/o Paul Zidbits, Personnel Manager, Pacific Symphony 3631 S. Harbor Blvd. Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA, 92704-6951

Audition Date: 09/06/2014

Send resume to: Apply online or by mail: Auditions c/o Paul Zidbits, Personnel Manager, Pacific Symphony, 3631 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA, 92704-6951

13. March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions

I was asked to post this just now. Please note this is a community orchestra, thus the low pay scale. But I know some non-professionals read this blog, so maybe someone will be interested!

Bozeman Symphony Orchestra
Announces an Opening for the Following Position:

PRINCIPAL OBOE

Audition Date: August 27, 2014
Audition Time: Specific times to be assigned after application deadline
Audition Location: TBA, Bozeman, MT
Application Deadline: July 15, 2014
Oboe Repertoire:
Solo: Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major – Exposition

Prepared Orchestral Excerpts:
1. Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 – 3rd mvt., from the opening to letter B (bar 127)
2. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major – 2nd mvt., bar 3 through bar 32
3. Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 (Scottish) – 2nd mvt., pick up to letter A through 13 bars after letter C
4. Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin – 1st mvt., opening to rehearsal #2 and rehearsal #8 to #9
5. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 – 2nd mvt., opening through bar 21

*Links to repertoire can be found at: www.bozemansymphony.org/about/employment-opportunities/auditions/

To request an audition, please email a one-page resume including current address, email and phone information by July 15, 2014 to [email protected].
For additional information, please contact Emily Paris-Martin, Operations Manager at the Bozeman Symphony Office at (406) 585-9774.

N.B. The Principal Oboist will be paid a per service fee of $53. All applicants must agree to be available for all rehearsals for a given concert series. There is no mileage reimbursement for this position. To give you an idea of this season’s schedule, please visit: www.bozemansymphony.org/about/employment-opportunities/auditions/, as next season’s schedule is not yet available.

Well, if you were auditioning for San Francisco principal oboe, it would be a WHOLE LOT.

Tape Repertoire List

Orchestra Repertoire:

Mahler Symphony No. 1 1st movement:
Reh. 1 to 4 after Reh. 1
2 bars before Reh. 13 (one measure only)

Bach Cantata No. 202
No. 7; mm. 1 – 22

Berlioz Benvenuto cellini
Reh. 11 to Reh. 12

Stravinsky Song of the Nightengale
4th bar of Reh. 58 to 1 bar after Reh. 61

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1
2nd movement; 1 bar after A to B

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”
2nd movement; letter A to 13 bars after C

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Dance of the Knights; Reh 86 to Reh. 87

Audition Repertoire List:

Solo repertoire:

Mozart Quartet for Oboe and Strings
complete

Satie Gymnopedie
#3 mm. 5-27

Orchestral Repertoire

Bach Cantata No. 202
Aria 7; mm. 1-22

Barber Symphony No. 1
7 before Reh. 34 – 36

Beethoven Fidelio
Introduction to Act II; beginning to 3 after ‘I’

Berlioz Ben Venuto Cellini
Reh. 11 – 12

Bizet Symphony in C
Mvmt I; Reh. 7 to 3 after Reh. 9
Mvmt II; pickup to Reh. 7 to end

Brahms Nanie
Andante; beginning to B

Copland Symphony No. 3
Mvmt II; Reh. 37 – 43
Mvmt IV; Reh. 88 – 90; Reh. 112-114; Reh. 115-117

Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphoses
Mvmt I; 4 before A through 4 before C; 8 before E through 5 before G

Ibert Escales
Mvmt II; complete

Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Mvmt II; beginning to 1 after Reh. 3
Mvmt VI; beginning to Reh. 3; Reh. 7-9

Symphony No. 3
Mvmt II; beginning through m. 9 (Minuet solo)

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3
Mvmt II; beginning through m. 30; 5 before C to 13 after C

Mozart Abduction from the Seraglio
Overture; beginning through m. 35
Act III; B through 5 after C

Mussorgsky Prelude to Khovanschina
B to C

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Dance of the Knights; Reh. 86 – 87

Ravel Daphnis and Chloe
Reh. 2 – 3

Mother Goose Suite
Reh. 19 through 4 after Reh. 21

Le Tombeau de Couperin
Forlane; Reh. 6 – 8
Minuet; beginning – Reh. 4

Respighi Gli Uccelli
The Dove Solo; beginning to Reh. 6

Rossini Italian Girl in Algiers
m. 9-16; m. 26-28; m. 82-90; m. 192-196

Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3
Mvmt. I; 7 bars after A though 12 bars after A

Schubert Symphony No. 8
Andante; m. 84 through C; mm. 207-224

Shostakovich Symphony No. 1
Mvmt III, Lento; beginning to 1 after Reh. 1

R. Strauss Don Quixote
1 before Reh. 2 to 9 after Reh. 2

Der Rosenkavalier 3 bars after Reh. 25 – 30

Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale
3 bars before Reh. 59 – 61

Petrouchka
Russian Dance; 4 after Reh. 34 to 35, 8 after Reh. 42 for 11 measures

Agon
Double Pas-de-Quatre; complete

Tchiakovsky Swan Lake
No. 1 Scene; beginning through Reh. 1

Symphony No. 1 Mvmt II; 1 after A – B

Verdi Aida
Act II, Ballabile; 9 after E – G
Act III, Introduzione; C – F

Wagner Lohengrin
Prelude to Act III; m. 56 through m. 72

Gotterdammerung
Prelude to Act I; 18 bars before Reh. 32 – 33

The Official Pitch of the San Francisco Symphony is A = 441

26. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Edo de Waart, Music Director, announce auditions for the following positions:

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL/SECOND OBOE

Audition to be held in October/November, 2013.

Highly qualified candidates should email a one-page resume by September 3, 2013 to: Rip Prétat at [email protected].

The starting date for this position is September, 2014. Minimum Assistant Principal compensation for the 2014-2015 season is $68,090.

The Audition Committee of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.

Audition Date: October/November 2013

Job begins: September 2014

Contact: Rip Prétat

Send resume to: auditions [at] mso [dot] org

24. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions

Wanna audition for the big guys?

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
ENGLISH HORN AND OBOE (1 position)

Employment to begin at mutually agreed upon dates based on availability of chosen candidates.

Applicants may receive information regarding this audition by sending a one-page written resume to this office. RESUME DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2013

Auditions will be held in the Fall of 2013.

Application information will be sent upon receipt of resume.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND TAPES AT THIS TIME.

REPERTOIRE WILL NOT BE GIVEN OUT OVER THE PHONE.

The Audition Committee of the New York Philharmonic reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards at these auditions.

Address resumes to:

Carl R. Schiebler, Orchestra Personnel Manager
New York Philharmonic
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Audition Date: Fall 2013

Send resume to: Carl R. Schiebler, Orchestra Personnel Manager, New York Philharmonic, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

03. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions

(If anyone has the repertoire and wants to share it with us that would be great fun!)

ENGLISH HORN AND OBOE (1 position)

Employment to begin at mutually agreed upon dates based on availability of chosen candidates.

Applicants may receive information regarding this audition by sending a one-page written resume to this office. RESUME DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2013

Auditions will be held in the Fall of 2013.

Application information will be sent upon receipt of resume.

I read it here, and you can see more info there.

24. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions

This goes up with sadness …

Principal Oboe
Resume deadline: September 30, 2013
Audition dates: February 23-25, 2014

Audition Process for the San Francisco Symphony
A limited number of highly qualified applicants will be invited to these auditions. We can only accept resumes for vacancies with scheduled auditions. The Audition Committee of the San Francisco Symphony reserves the right to dismiss immediately any candidate not meeting the highest professional standards.

To apply, you may fax, e-mail, or mail your One-Page resume to the contact information provided. Be sure to include the name of the position you are auditioning for (e.g., “Second Trumpet”). If we require an audition tape, you will be notified.

HOW TO APPLY

You may fax, e-mail or mail a one-page resume to:

Amy Sedan
Orchestra Personnel Dept. specify audition
San Francisco Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall
San Francisco, CA 94102
Fax: (415) 863-9330
asedan [at] sfsymphony [dot] org

No phone calls, please.

13. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Auditions

Just listing this here for now, as I’m not really working on the site but this is timely …

New Mexico Philharmonic, United States

Oboe 2/English Horn

Position to begin at candidate’s earliest availability.

2013-­?2014 season to include approximately 100 services.

All positions include instrument insurance coverage.

Auditions to be held March 18-­?20, 2013

Audition materials available upon receipt of resume. Repertoire lists available December 15, 2012

Send resume by mail, email, or fax no later than March 4th to:

Auditions
New Mexico Philharmonic
500 Copper Ave. NW, Suite 102
Albuquerque, NM 87102

[email protected]

Fax: (505) 323-­?3997

Please state clearly the position(s) for which you are applying.

11. November 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Announcements, Auditions

(Have warm clothes at the ready!)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Edo de Waart, Music Director
Announces an invitation-only audition for the following position:

PRINCIPAL OBOE
Audition to be held on January 30, 2012.
Highly qualified candidates should email a one-page resume to Rip Pretat at [email protected] by December 12, 2011.

Employment to begin September, 2012 or earlier date based upon the MSO’s schedule and the winning candidate’s availability. Minimum Principal scale for the 2012-2013 season is $76,200.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

I read it here.